City of Baghdad asks foreign companies to sign up for project to design and build 75,000 apartments…first phase of a $10 billion plan to rebuild the Iraqi capital’s sprawling Sadr City slum…

(Source: Reuters)

The entire 56 sq km (22 sq mile) project, to be built over 10 years, includes 150,000 apartments, stores, service buildings, a medical complex, a university and entertainment centres.

“It will be a part of Baghdad city but with new, modern construction, not low-cost construction,” Baghdad mayor Saber al-Issawi said. “We will build it in a distinctive style.”

Read the full article, “Baghdad plans 75,000 apartment to modernize slum” at Reuters (Jan 21, 2010).

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